Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Informing patients

As from today (19th June) there is a new website for patients. Using the existing nhs.ukURL it combines the information from that site (where to find your nearest hospital, GP, dentist, walk in centre) with information on illness and treatments from NHS Direct Online. There will be a third strand around healthy living. The new site is called NHS Choices.

If as a clinician you want somewhere to look for patient information then the National Library for Health includes patient information from NHS Direct online, Patient.co.uk and other good quality sources. If you are looking for information for patients on specific topics (especially cancers) then the major patient charities often have good quality information on their sites. For anything to do with children you can't go far wrong starting with GOSH.

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